With New York Fashion Week underway and Dublin Fashion Festival having created a buzz about town, we got thinking about all things fashion here at Web Summit HQ. Fashion Summit is one of 21 Summits that make up our event this year. We’ve already got some exciting speakers booked, with more to be announced over the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at who’s coming along so far.
Matthew Drinkwater – Head of Fashion Innovation at London College of Fashion
From a twinkling Tinkerbell-inspired dress to a Nokia smart skirt, Matthew has worked on some of the most beautiful wearable tech pieces that have graced the catwalks in recent years. Before becoming the Head of Fashion Innovation at London College of Fashion, Matthew was the Head of Retail Operations at CASIO. To get a glimpse into what it’s like working at the crossroads of fashion, retail and technology, watch Matthew take to the stage at this year’s Web Summit.
Sonny Vu – Co-founder & CEO of Misfit
As the co-founder and CEO of Misfit, Sonny has designed a number of wearables, including Misfit’s flagship fitness and sleep tracker, the Shine. Teaming up with Swarovski, Misfit proved that wearables aren’t just gadgets, they can be fashion statements too. Before Misfit, Sonny was the founder and CEO of AgaMatrix, which released the first ever iPhone-connected medical device.
Maria Hatzistefanis – President of Rodial
Maria is the woman behind Rodial, a luxury skincare brand with a cult following and iconic ranges such as Dragon’s Blood and Cougar Skin. As well as being a beauty expert, Maria knows how to rock it on social media, with upwards of 260,000 followers on Instagram and over 21,000 Youtube subscribers. Maria will be joining us at Web Summit to discuss, among other things, how embracing social media can do wonders for your business.
Other speakers speaking as part of Fashion Summit include:
Liz Bacelar – Founder, Decoded Fashion
Olivier Zimmer – Fashion Data Scientist, Google
Runar Reistrup – CEO, Depop
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